Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit

Legendary Creature — Spirit Soldier

Whenever another nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, bolster 1. (Choose a creature with the least toughness among creatures you control and put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

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Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit Discussion

smrkous on $20 counter combo

2 days ago

Thanks for the hints! I did not know about Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit. I was actually considering Phalanx Leader, but decided against since for the combo I would require to first have him out and then target him with a spell (currently only Abzan Charm and Feat of Resistance use targeting). Which is very specific combo requirement + 2-3 mana to put counters to everybody. I consider Abzan Ascendancy or Collective Effort more usable, although it is truth that those are not instant speed spells. I actually might give it a try a play few games with it. It might be sweet when opponent tries to remove it and i Feat of Resistance counter the removal + put counters to everybody.

ODDIOBLENDER on $20 counter combo

3 days ago

I love budget modern decks. +1 from me. You can also consider Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit as she isn't too expensive. I personally recommend exploiting some Heroic cards from Theros, particularly Phalanx Leader.

MRDOOM3 on First Deck Build

6 days ago

Well, if you can tell me what it's centered around, I can probably help you a little more than I can at the moment. For the moment, I will assume +1/+1 counters.

Mikaeus, the Lunarch and Gavony Township are both really nice cards for a counters deck. They get even more ridiculous with cards like Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, and Primal Vigor.

Rishkar, Peema Renegade turns the creatures with counters on them into basically mana dorks.

Avatar of the Resolute, Undergrowth Champion, Renegade Krasis, Cytoplast Root-Kin, Gyre Sage, Fungal Behemoth, Champion of Lambholt, Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit, maybe Sunbringer's Touch, Cathars' Crusade, and Death's Presence are also nice.

For some more value with your +1/+1 counters, you can run Ainok Bond-Kin, Tuskguard Captain, and Abzan Battle Priest. Same can be said about Solidarity of Heroes, Inspiring Call, Armorcraft Judge, etc.

Once again, I sort of jumped to conclusions about your deck upon seeing some of the cards in it. I hoped these suggestions are on the right track of what you wanted this deck to be, and good luck with your deck.

foxboy93 on Alesha, who smiles at death

1 week ago

Its not a bad build for a beginner, however there are some cards I personally don't like, in my many times of testing

Ankle Shanker - Its not a BAD card, but if you reanimate, it doesn't trigger his ability, cause he was never declared as an attacker. Otherwise, its an ok card, but a card like Master of Cruelties would be better and provide a game winning play.

Burnished Hart - With a low curve, Sad Robot is better in the long run. Sure this guy gets you lands, but you are better off running more Signets or mana ramp

Ponyback Brigade - I'm not saying its a bad card, but for the mana you are paying, you aren't getting much value. I'd run something with more utility, like Knight-Captain of Eos, which synergizes with the deck but ALSO creates tokens for blocking or helps to fog the field if someone goes wide. Mogg War Marshal, Noosegraf Mob are other inexpensive (money wise) cards that make tokens as well

Rakka Mar - Other than being recurable, this doesn't really provide you much advantage. a 2/2 that makes a 3/1 isn't overly fantastic.

Behind the Scenes - While it is good, there are much better things you can run. The only creature you don't really want dying is Alesha, so focus more on cards that keep her alive or swing in without issues.

Impact Tremors - Less effective than Purphoros, God of the Forge (though a better "budget" card), I don't see alot of "abuse" you get from it. In my version of the deck, I have at least 9 token producers, two of which are on attack only so I get more value from them. I recommend either going more tokens, or focus more on things of yours dying, like Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat and Falkenrath Noble to start draining life from the opponents.

Mana base is what it comes to for a budget deck. Can't really comment on it too much

One thing that shuts down an Alesha/any ETB focused deck, is cards like Torpor Orb and Hushwing Gryff. While these may or may not be in your meta, having the answers to them is key. Wear / Tear, Disenchant are two artifact AND enchantment removal, and inexpensive (money wise), helping you turn off other strategies or things that are hindering your plan or can slow down people.

Personally I'd remove Mardu Banner, and instead include Fellwar Stone, if nothing else. This gives you another signet like effect, and is low enough CMC to help you get to where you need to go. Non-budget I'd get a Chromatic Lantern as an upgrade

I'd change Day of Judgment to Wrath of God. Personally the anti-regen can really hinder people like Ezuri, Renegade Leader or people who play Asceticism.

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Cards I'd consider adding:

Goblin Bombardment - A combo with Karmic Guide and Reveillark, allowing for infinite damage to kill everyone.

Murderous Redcap - With another sac outlet, this and Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit goes infinite, dealing damage to everyone.

Sadistic Hypnotist/Mind Slash - Both of these cards, while can only be used at sorcery speed, can help to disrupt players hands and can help to take them off of cards, without overly affecting your board, depending on whats going on.

Mindless Automaton - Personally I like card draw guys you can use more than once. Mindless Automaton can fuel discard effects, while also adding to the card draw. Even if you reanimate him, he gets blocked, you get to draw a card. Other card draw effects I'd consider are Phyrexian Arena, Greed, Smuggler's Copter ect.

Open the Armory/Steelshaper's Gift - Both help you to get much needed equipment out. Non budget version would be Enlightened Tutor, Stoneforge Mystic ect. Tutors are very much needed to get cards you need, but with enough card draw you can easily offset the loss of "I need X Card" to "I can draw multiple cards and dig into it", or use Viscera Seer to begin scrying to it.

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As noted, the deck seems fine as a whole, but there are some cards I'd change for more consistency. I will link my deck below for reference. I personally really like my current build, and just need to work on tweaking it as I try new things and see what works and what doesn't. Hope this helps!

Foxboy93's Alesha, Who Smiles at Death: "We Are Negan"

HarroHunter on Samut Competitive Combo

2 weeks ago

chaosumbreon87 Thanks for all the feedback I've given it a little thought. I'll have to do more thinking and testing to cover everything you mentioned, but here's what I think right now. I agree about cutting Woodfall Primus it's a wincon but it might be just too expensive. I'll have to think about Weathered Wayfarer I'll do some more testing and see. I'm already running Ashnod's Altar. I'm going to swap Melira, Sylvok Outcast for Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit so it doesn't nonbo with Devoted Druid, but I'm going to keep in finks and Vizier of Remedies because vizier combos with devoted druid and finks. I'll see about adding Imperial Recruiter. You were right about Dryad Arbor I also wasn't running Gaea's Cradle. Walking Ballista is an easily tutorable infinite mana sink for Devoted Druid + Vizier of Remedies . I like Kiki + Combat Celebrant although I might want to run a couple red rituals to help with the for Kiki. And lastly I would like to be able to abuse staff more, but I'm going to have to really think about what to swap in and out to do so. Thanks again for all the suggestions.

Aragornbromsson on G/W Double Strike

3 weeks ago

strick9r, thanks for suggesting Renegade Rallier and Verdurous Gearhulk, they both are working nicely in play-testing on xmage.

And thanks to Force_of_Willb for suggesting Narnam Renegade, one of my new favorite combos uses it and Renegade Rallier.

If I have a Hardened Scales out, and a Narnam Renegade in my graveyard, put down a Windswept Heath, play Renegade Rallier and put Narnam Renegade back on the battlefield, which turns into a 3/4 deathtouch from revolt and scales, and if Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit is out, my two weakest creatures get 2 +1+1 counters:)

To answer your question Force_of_Willb, frontier sets include M15, khans, and everything afterwards.

ForestMoose on W/G/U Counters Deck

3 weeks ago

Many of your creatures use at least two specific mana symbols like or for the Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit making it hard to cast them when running a multicoloured deck as you would need a biased manabase which firstly is very inconsistent to expect 2 of the same mana type, and also makes it hard to use other coloured spells
I would recommend getting some spells that use a single coloured mana, and then colourless mana for the rest

PartyJ on Alesha's Echoing Warcry

3 weeks ago

Welcome on T/O!

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